a 60" wide piece of walnut

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Project by dan mosheim posted 08-27-2012 02:40 AM 2269 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this piece of claro walnut came from goodhope hardwoods, in pennsylvanie … when it arrived here in dorset, it was too wide to fit in my truck and we had to build a little rack to put it on top of the bed .. after chopping it down some to get it to the dimensions requested by my client, the boys went at with a couple of makita power planers, some sanders and some stanley 81 two handled scrapers. my son sam welded up the 1.5×3” steel tube base and we’ll be shipping it off to aspen this week … there are more photos and process comments on this table a nd several other large tables we have completed recently on my dorset custom furniture blog …
there are three posts …

'a dozen big tables'

early stages with a 2x4 base mockup

and the final post

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 02:55 AM

nice slab, well executed

you should do more with your artistic ability to enhance the artistic rendering of the steel that lies under it

the top remains in a fluent change

the base remains a constant

jus sayn

Love your work : ))

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 03:35 AM

Awesome claro slab !

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 04:46 AM

That is an amazing, gorgeous piece of wood. Do you know where it was harvested from?

I’ll wave as it’ll undoubtedly rides by my house in the trailer, as it’ll likely be headed up to Aspen via I-70, which is less than a mile from our house. Great work guys!

How much did that slab weigh, by the way? Just curious.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 02:56 PM

Great lookin piece of wood. Great job on the table as always.

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 03:14 PM

That might be the largest I’ve seen. I can only imagine the weight, as it’s quite thick. I’m guessing the client wanted a simplistic base. I can imagine you and the gang coming up with a spectacular natural base. Very nice work.

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 03:20 PM

Great looking piece and a amazing piece of walnut. It’s always a pleasure to see your super work.

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#7 posted 08-27-2012 04:07 PM

You just keep impressing! Keep up the good work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 08-27-2012 10:25 PM

Really great piece of wood. Understand the point in the first comment and could definitely see a more dramatic/free flowing button but I think the base is essentially a stage that lets the top be the star of the show.

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#9 posted 08-27-2012 10:55 PM

Whoa! That must have been one big tree. Plus a wide saw mill too. Nice.

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#10 posted 08-28-2012 02:25 AM

thank you all for your comments. the base designs for these tables are generally simple to let the wood shine .. the steel bases we do in various shapes havce been popular with our clients and most are looking fo rthe base to ‘disappear’ and let the wood on top be the star … we’ve made few different designs though, and you can see them here ... thabnks again … all for now … dan

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#11 posted 08-29-2012 02:12 AM

Another beauty

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